Cannot ping vWLC management interface from host pc

Hi I setup vWLC in vmware workstation and configure the management interface ip address 10.2.2.2 /24 in VMnet1(Host-only). In Virtual Network Editor of the vmware, setup VMnet1 Host-only 10.2.2.0 /24. In the host PC Network Connection, I configure VMware Network Adapter VMnet1 with ip address 10.2.2.1 /24, but the PC cannot ping vWLC management interface 10.2.2.2 Any expert can give me suggestion ? Thank you
eemoonAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Why are you using Host Only?  Use NAT or Bridged and then you can ping the guest machine from the host.
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eemoonAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for your fast reply. I just tried Nat and Bridge mode, it does not work. Maybe I need to change vWLC Management interface ip address 10.2.2.2/24 to 192.168.1.200( host PC wifi ip address 192.168.1.100/24) , do you think so ? Anther way is to setup physical ethernet port ip address 10.2.2.100/24. this way it is easy to configure though the port does not connect to internet
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If your host is 192.168.1.100 then Bridged Networking should give you 192.168.1.1xx (it should be on the same subnet as your host).

Make sure in VMware Network Editor that Bridged Networking is the standard built-in Bridged connection. Do not try to edit it.  You should have only VMnet 0, VMnet 1 and 8 in Network Editor and Bridged should be default. Make sure you run Network Editor as Administrator and make sure Bridged is set to automatic.
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Craig BeckCommented:
You should be able to use host-only networking without a problem.

Did you tag the management interface in a VLAN?  It sounds like you did.  If you did, set the VLAN ID to 0 instead and try again.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need to make Bridged networking function as it is the most basic. If Bridged network won't work, the other networking methods are not likely to work either.

If you continue to have issues, uninstall VMware Workstation, restart and reinstall it. That will reset networking.
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eemoonAuthor Commented:
@craigbeck,
Did you tag the management interface in a VLAN?  It sounds like you did.  If you did, set the VLAN ID to 0 instead and try again.
I did not see the request during installing vWLC in vmware. I do not know it, can you tell how to do it ? Thank you!
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Craig BeckCommented:
Host-only networking is the most basic method though, John.  Bridging requires interaction with a real NIC so its actually more complicated than host-only which does everything natively inside VMWare.

The management interface can be checked in the VMWare console by issuing the following command at the vWLC CLI...

show interface summary
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I know that, but if VMware is working properly, bridged networking is dead simple.

@eemoon - I suggest uninstalling VMware Workstation and then restart, reinstall .
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Craig BeckCommented:
I know where you're coming from, John, but the host it's installed on should be able to ping the guest VM natively without interacting with the physical NIC, so if that doesn't work it's likely to be a simple misconfiguration on the guest rather than something as drastic as reinstalling VMWare.  That'd be a last resort in my opinion.

The problem with the vWLC too, John, is that the networking config is a bit complicated as you have to actually implement two separate vswitches in order to get the data and service ports working, and that can cause connectivity issues with the management port. :-)
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eemoonAuthor Commented:
craigbeck, you are right. i did the following command and it show the result as I expected. i think i miss some configuration. Can you give a bit more suggestion ? or send me some link ? Thank you

The management interface can be checked in the VMWare console by issuing the following command at the vWLC CLI...
show interface summary
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Craig BeckCommented:
Can you post the output from that command, please?
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eemoonAuthor Commented:
Please see attached screenshot picture where the ip address is changed and it is different with ip address i posted above since i began to troubleshoot. I can change it back. Thank you!
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Craig BeckCommented:
So, the VLAN ID is 2.  It should be 0.

At the CLI, try this...

config wlan disable all
config interface vlan management 0

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Providing your vWLC's management interface has an IP on the same range as VMWare's host-only interface you should then be able to ping the vWLC from your VMWare host.
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eemoonAuthor Commented:
I tried several ways to fix the issue, but now it still cannot ping from PC host to vWLC management interface, but it can ping vmware interface 10.2.2.1/24.

I configure vmware interface ip address 10.2.2.1/24, vWLC management interface ip address 10.2.2.2/24, its gateway 10.2.2.1
Attached please find three screenshots. Thank you for your help.
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Craig BeckCommented:
Can you see the GUI of the vWLC?

https://10.2.2.2
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eemoonAuthor Commented:
Yes I can access the GUI. Thank you
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